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Facebook already guesses who our friends are before we even interact with them on the platform, thanks to its tentacular presence on millions of websites.
The company, which seeks to map our relationships as precisely as possible, tracks users on the Internet whether they have a Facebook account or not.
By sharing their contact list with Facebook to “find friends,” users make it easier for the platform to connect the dots between them and members of their surroundings. The same goes for games or apps we give access to our Facebook account.
Therefore, it is not only our own right to privacy that is threatened by being on Facebook, but the right of our friends as well, who may not feel comfortable being tracked by a multinational that makes mass surveillance the foundation of its business model.